DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces the Promotion of Jeffrey F. Phelan to President

  DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces the Promotion of Jeffrey F. Phelan to
  President

Business Wire

DENVER -- December 05, 2012

DCT Industrial Trust Inc.^® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate
company, today announced that Jeffrey F. Phelan has been promoted to President
of the Company, effective January 1, 2013.

DCT Industrial promotes Jeffrey F. Phelan to President of the Company,
effective January 1, 2013 (Ph ...

DCT Industrial promotes Jeffrey F. Phelan to President of the Company,
effective January 1, 2013 (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Phelan’s promotion to President reflects the evolution of his
responsibilities since joining DCT Industrial in 2010. In addition to his
current roles as National President of Development and Managing Director of
the Western Region, Mr. Phelan has taken on increased responsibility in
regards to the Company’s national market activity.

“Jeff has been instrumental in the execution of DCT Industrial’s market
strategy, contributing to the growth and strength of our national platform and
significantly expanding the Company’s development capabilities,” said Phil
Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of DCT Industrial Trust. “He is
a valued member of the Executive Committee whose leadership, relationships and
experience contribute to our Company’s growth and enhance the strength of our
market-based teams.”

About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.^®

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company
specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk
distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution
markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned
interests in approximately 75.2 million square feet of properties leased to
approximately 840 customers, including 16.7 million square feet operated on
behalf of five institutional capital management partners. Additional
information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.

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Contact:

DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
MEDIA AND INVESTOR CONTACT:
Melissa Sachs, 303-597-2400
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
investorrelations@dctindustrial.com